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Check if PowerShell run elevated (e.g. as admin or not)
function Test-IsAdmin
{
<#
.SYNOPSIS
Check if PowerShell run elevated (e.g. as admin or not)
.DESCRIPTION
This is a complete new approach to check if the Shell runs elevated or not.
It runs on PowerShell and PowerShell Core, and it supports macOS or Linux as well.
.EXAMPLE
PS C:\> Test-IsAdmin
.NOTES
Rewritten function to support PowerShell Desktop and Core on Windows, macOS, and Linux
Mostly used within other functions and in the personal PowerShell profiles.
Version: 1.0.1
GUID: a59bfa91-7206-4892-bc2a-acf666b35364
Author: Joerg Hochwald
Companyname: Alright IT GmbH
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2019, Alright IT GmbH - All rights reserved.
License: https://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause
Releasenotes:
1.0.1 2019-05-09: Add some comments to the code
1.0.0 2019-05-09: Initial Release of the rewritten function
THIS CODE IS MADE AVAILABLE AS IS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE ENTIRE RISK OF THE USE OR THE RESULTS FROM THE USE OF THIS CODE REMAINS WITH THE USER.
#>
[CmdletBinding(ConfirmImpact = 'None')]
[OutputType([bool])]
param ()
process
{
if ($PSVersionTable.PSEdition -eq 'Desktop')
{
# Fastest way on Windows
([Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal][Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).IsInRole([Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole] 'Administrator')
}
elseif (($PSVersionTable.PSEdition -eq 'Core') -and ($PSVersionTable.Platform -eq 'Unix'))
{
# Ok, on macOS and Linux we use ID to figure out if we run elevated (0 means superuser rights)
if ((id -u) -eq 0)
{
return $true
}
else
{
return $false
}
}
elseif (($PSVersionTable.PSEdition -eq 'Core') -and ($PSVersionTable.Platform -eq 'Win32NT'))
{
# For PowerShell Core on Windows the same approach as with the Desktop work just fine
# This is for future improvements :-)
([Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal][Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).IsInRole([Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole] 'Administrator')
}
else
{
# Unable to figure it out!
Write-Warning -Message 'Unknown'
return
}
}
}
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